School navigation

Student Leadership and Service (SLS)

Alternative Spring Break grant applications now available!

October 22, 2012

  • News Image


Want to have an impact on the Lewis & Clark and global community? Turn your vision into a reality with an Alternative Spring Break Grant from 3CE!

3CE’s Alternative Break trips are designed to provide students with the opportunity to create and implement a program of their choosing. Grant proposals are submitted by two student leaders. If selected, the student leaders work with staff in 3CE to create and implement the program.


Past Trips

Transcending Cultural Barriers through Artwork at the Wifredo Lam Center 

Topic Area: Community-based art
Location: Havana, Cuba
Description: Participants conducted and documented interviews with artists, curators, and museum directors involved in “Detras del Muro” (Behind the Wall), a group exposition that explored the tension between the physical proximity and discursive detachment between Cuba and the U.S.

Rebuilding Community and Understanding Race in New Orleans 
Topic Area: Race
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana
Description: Participants explored the social injustices, inequalities, and issues associated with rebuilding communities, with a focus on racial identity. 

Broadening Perspectives: Community Engagement in Post-War El Salvador 
Topic Area: History of civil war
Location: Guarjila, El Salvador
Description: Participants focused on the long-term effects of the Salvadorian civil war through the lens of rural Salvadorians. The group explored the role the U.S. played in the war and shaping the country.


Social Justice and Community Engagement in El Salvador
Women’s Rights and Reproductive Justice in Portland, Oregon
Animal Advocacy in Western Oregon


How do I lead?

Becoming an Alternative Break Trip Leader is a huge commitment, but it can be a rewarding experience.

(1) Prior experience with 3CE’s Alternative Break Program (preferred)
(2) Knowledge and passion for identified social issue
(3) Ability to lead a group of peers
(4) Experience facilitating group discussion and reflection
(5) Commitment to attending leader training workshops and weekly advising meetings
(6) Commitment to alcohol-free policy of Alternative Breaks


Need some help making that grant proposal shine? Come to our Grant Writing Workshop on October 24th!

Grant and Leader Applications due November 9th!

Download the grant and leadership application here.
View our Alternative Spring Break webpage. 


45.451415; -122.668211